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Cacti Genus yavia




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Yavia

Etymology - Named for the Yavi department in Argentina where it was discovered.
Named in 2001, the genus Yavia is one of the most recently described genera in the cactus family. It was found growing at over 12,000 feet (3700m) elevation in a harsh, dry environment with very rocky soil. The single species is a small globular plant that consists primarily of a single stem, but may clump, especially when grafted. Ribs are present, but hardly noticeable beyond the rows of fuzzy-white areoles that feature very small reddish-brown spines. Flowers are pink with a short, thick floral tube.

Despite the recent discovery of this species, it is being rapidly propagated by enthusiasts and should become more and more available each year.

Yavia cryptocarpa


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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Jujuy - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Rare
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Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: SDCSS 2008 Show at Balboa Park in San Diego

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman

Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman

Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman

Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Tini and Jacob Wijpkema

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Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Tini and Jacob Wijpkema

Photographer's Website: Click Here

Yavia cryptocarpa
Y. cryptocarpa
Picture taken at: Private Collection -Baku city, Azerbaijan

Photographer: Ilham Alekperov

*Currently 1 of 1 known species are represented on CactiGuide.com.


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